View Full Version : Contest Mode - Not a bug, but...
July 8th, 2005, 03:27 PM
I searched everywhere, but cannot find an answer. How can I change the view/sort mode at contest mode? What ever I try, all the pictures are sorted "randomly"!
My user do not like it, can someone please help me?!
July 8th, 2005, 03:33 PM
I beleive they are sorted by votes
July 8th, 2005, 03:49 PM
no, at an actice contest, they are sorted randomly!
July 8th, 2005, 04:25 PM
well I beleive this is in showgallery.php
$catsortorder = 6; $sortby="b"; $takevotes = 1;
You would need to change code to whatever you want. The developer has coded this how he intends it to be used and there must be a reason for this.
July 9th, 2005, 02:27 PM
I think the display was changed to show all thumbnails on one page in order to get around this as the random order was reset whenever you went from one page to the next so it was easy to miss images. I always set the order to "latest" but they still get sorted randomly and its only when the voting is closed that the order changed to "by vote".
I did like using the voting facility, with two or three contests a month it made my life much simpler but had to abandon it in the end because the members were begging for more than one vote. So now I'm back to the old method where they just type *VOTE* in the comments and I have to count them manually - it works and the members are happy :D
Another drawback with the current voting facility is that you can't vote while commenting like you can with rating. What I found was that because the only time you can vote is while viewing the thumbnails a lot of members got lazy and weren't commenting so the feedback fell dramatically.
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